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2012 Kia Rio LX 4dr Car FWD Manual

VIN: KNADM4A38C6068082
Stock: K2237A
Signal Red
Beige
Mileage: 77,560 Miles
Highway/MPG:37 [3]
City MPG: 29 [3]
Engine: 1.6L
Model Code: 31421

Installed Packages and Options

  • SIGNAL RED
  • CARPETED FLOOR MATS
  • BEIGE

Vehicle Details

Specifications
Overview
Highlights
Description
Standard Features
  • 15 x 5.5 steel wheels w/covers
  • 2-lens multi-reflector headlights -inc: black trim bezels
  • Black grille w/matching surround
  • Body-color bumpers w/lip
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors
  • Hood insulation
  • Locking fuel filler door
  • P185/65R15 low rolling resistance radial tires
  • Tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function
  • (2) 12V front pwr outlets
  • (3) assist grips -inc: front passenger
  • 4-spoke tilt steering wheel w/audio controls
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat -inc: adjustable outboard headrests
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers
  • Cargo area lamp
  • Dome lamp w/delay-out
  • Dual visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Front bucket seats -inc: slide/recline
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Front/rear door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Glove box w/illumination
  • Indicators -inc: door ajar
  • Instrumentation -inc: segment trip computer
  • Luggage hook
  • Manual air conditioning -inc: rear heat ducts
  • Manual door locks
  • Manual windows
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Remote trunk release
  • SIRIUS satellite radio
  • Woven cloth seat trim
  • 1.6L DOHC GDI dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable intake system (VIS)
  • 36 amp-hour battery w/battery saver
  • 6-speed manual transmission -inc: hydraulic clutch w/clutch lock
  • Coupled torsion beam axle rear suspension
  • Electric pwr steering
  • Front vented/solid rear disc brakes
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Monotube gas shock absorbers w/coil springs
  • Smart alternator w/alternator management system (AMS)
  • Tire mobility kit
  • 2.5-MPH bumpers
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: front height adjustment
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Hill assist control (HAC)
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)

What's new for the 2012 Kia Rio LX

The Kia Rio has been completely redesigned for 2012, with somewhat larger dimensions yet an all-new body structure that promises better crash protection without added heft. A new direct-injection engine and two new 6-speed transmissions help make tremendous gas-mileage gains as well, and all-new exterior and interior styling bring the Rio's look up to par with the larger Forte and Optima models.

Model Highlights

The all-new 2012 Kia Rio comes in sedan or 5-door hatchback body styles and is offered in three different trim levels: LX, EX and SX. Regardless of the model, all Rios are powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine. LX models come with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, while the other two trims only get the automatic. Although the system makes little difference in the official EPA ratings, those who commute in stop-and-go conditions might notice an improvement of several miles per gallon.

The Rio's direct-injected engine is one of the more efficient engines its size, returning fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg city, 37 highway with the manual transmission, and beginning later in the model year, all Rio models will also come with Idle Stop and Go Technology--Kia's version of an engine start/stop system that will automatically stop the engine at stoplights, when your foot is on the brake, and restart it right as you lift off to accelerate away.

A new lightweight structure uses more high-strength steel, while the Rio's suspension--MacPherson struts in front, with a stabilizer bar and a torsion-beam setup in back--is configured a good combination of nimble around-town handling and good passenger comfort. SX models get a somewhat stiffer, sportier calibration.

Overall, there's no significant difference in seating space between the Rio sedan and hatchback models. However the sedan is about a foot longer, bringing an especially roomy trunk. But with their split-folding rear seatbacks, which free up a vast cargo hold when down, hatchback models are arguably a bit more versatile.

All 2012 Rio models come with six standard airbags, including front seat-mounted bags plus full-length side-curtain bags. Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard on the Rio, as is a Hill Start Assist Control system to avoid rolling back on uphill starts.

Rio LX models include steering-wheel audio controls, a trip computer, split-folding rear seatbacks, and a driver's seat that's height-adjustable. EX models add a host of popular features including a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity with voice commands, power windows, and upgraded trims. A Power Package is available on the LX, adding power windows and keyless entry, while a Convenience Package for the EX adds alloy wheels, and the UVO voice-activated, touch-screen infotainment system.

At the top of the model line, the Rio SX comes with power-folding outside mirrors, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, a rear camera system, and Kia's UVO voice-activated infotainment system; plus the SX is dressed up with metal pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an upgraded instrument cluster, LED front running lights and LED taillights.

  • 1.6L DOHC GDI dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable intake system (VIS), aluminum block & head, engine cover
  • 6-speed manual transmission -inc: hydraulic clutch w/clutch lock
  • Front wheel drive
  • 36 amp-hour battery w/battery saver
  • Smart alternator w/alternator management system (AMS)
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Coupled torsion beam axle rear suspension
  • Monotube gas shock absorbers w/coil springs
  • Electric pwr steering
  • Front vented/solid rear disc brakes
  • Tire mobility kit
  • 15" x 5.5" steel wheels w/covers
  • P185/65R15 low rolling resistance radial tires
  • Body-color bumpers w/lip
  • Locking fuel filler door
  • Black grille w/matching surround
  • 2-lens multi-reflector headlights -inc: black trim bezels
  • Tinted glass
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function
  • Body-color door handles
  • Hood insulation
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port, micro roof antenna
  • SIRIUS satellite radio
  • Front bucket seats -inc: slide/recline, adjustable headrests, 6-way driver seat adjustment w/height adjust
  • 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat -inc: adjustable outboard headrests
  • Woven cloth seat trim
  • 4-spoke tilt steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: segment trip computer, LCD odometer & trip meter, tachometer, shift indicator, external temp display, trip distance, distance to empty, average mpg, instant mpg, digital clock
  • Indicators -inc: door ajar, trunk open, fuel cap open, belt reminder
  • Manual windows
  • Manual door locks
  • Remote trunk release
  • Manual air conditioning -inc: rear heat ducts, 4-speed heater fan
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Glove box w/illumination
  • (2) 12V front pwr outlets
  • Front/rear door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Dual visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • (3) assist grips -inc: front passenger, dual rear, coat hook
  • Dome lamp w/delay-out
  • Cargo area lamp
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Luggage hook
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Hill assist control (HAC)
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • 2.5-MPH bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all seating positions -inc: front height adjustment, front pretensioners, front load limiters, rear emergency locking retractors (ELR)
  • Rear lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Internal emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Equipment

  • BEIGE SEAT TRIM
  • SIGNAL RED
  • CARPETED FLOOR MATS
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Wheel Covers
  • Steel Wheels
  • Tires - Front All-Season
  • Tires - Rear All-Season
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Satellite Radio
  • Requires Subscription
  • Bucket Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Power Outlet
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • ABS
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Emergency Trunk Release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

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